Hi iPhone users,
Blind sight, a small R&D firm in Berkeley, is developing an iPhone application that can detect and speak out text – be it a sign around you or a handout you need to identify. The application uses the built in camera to capture the area the phone is pointed at. It’s patented text detection algorithm analyzes the video stream and tells you whether there is text or not. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and VoiceOver will do the rest and speak the text that was detected – all within seconds.
You can be the first to use text detection and recognition in your day-to-day life before anyone else!
Sign up here if you are interested (participation is limited to 50 users): http://blindsight.com/handsight/beta-signup/